SOFEC completes engineering, supply and delivery of mooring system contract

Source: press release, 18 April 2019

‘PFLNG Satu’ FLNG vessel
‘PFLNG Satu’ FLNG vessel (photo: PFLNG1)

MODEC, Inc. has announced that SOFEC, Inc., a MODEC Group company, has completed the engineering, supply and delivery of mooring system (chains and anchors) contract for PETRONAS Floating LNG 1 Ltd (PFLNG1). This project included the engineering, supply and delivery of the replacement mooring legs and anchors for the external turret system.

The PFLNG Satu has an external turret moored system that was designed to be moored in a water depth ranging from 70 to 200 metres. In March 2019, PFLNG1 relocated its PFLNG Satu vessel to the Kebabangan cluster field, offshore Sabah in Malaysia, which is located 90 kilometres northwest of Kota Kinabalu in 120 metres water depth. It was previously operating in the Kumang cluster field, offshore Sarawak in 75 metres water depth.

According to Rick Hall, SOFEC’s President and CEO, “The original PFLNG Satu installation in 2016 was the world’s first offshore moored FLNG vessel. We are excited to have completed the work for this relocation project and appreciate the confidence which PFLNG1 has shown in SOFEC by awarding the contract to us. We value our relationship with PETRONAS on this project and are pleased by their confidence in the reliability of our external turret moorings.”